RAPID STREP ANTIGEN

Synonyms:

Rapid Strep

LIS Mnemonic: RSTREP A MSTREPA (Malta) WSTREP A (Wilton)
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
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CPT-4: 87880
Comments: Methodology: Color immunochromatographic assay using Dual Label Technology (DLT) for detection of Streptococcus grp A antigen. **NOTE: Collect 2 swabs, for children 18 yrs and younger, for reflex to Throat Group A Strep Culture when rapid antigen is negative. (The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommend that negative non-culture tests be confirmed by culture. However, the IDSA guidelines leave the decision to the physician as to whether cultures should be performed on adults who have a negative antigen detection test.)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.